Maintenance Tips for Wood Garage Doors

Maintenance Tips for Wood Garage Doors

At Price’s Guaranteed Doors, we stock a wide range of material options for your perusal. One of our most beautiful and traditional looks for both residential and commercial garage door is a wood finish.

Wood doors, generally made of cedar, oak or redwood, add an element of luxury to your design. What kind of maintenance do they require, though? Let’s take a look at some basic areas.

The Right Finish

First off, you should be choosing a durable, weather-resistant finish for your door. The garage door fights against the elements 24 hours a day, including during the snowy and salty Utah winter. A protective finish helps reduce damage from the sun, wind, and rain, and also helps maintain the overall aesthetic of the door. Many of the finishes we offer are even scratch-resistant, which can significantly lower your maintenance concerns over the years.


Over time, however, even the most durable finishes will naturally wear off due to general exposure. It’s recommended that you reapply finish on both sides of the door every few years – the outside may need this more frequently than the inside. Remember to first clean the door and remove debris, as the finish will be less effective if it’s applied over top of a bunch of dirt.

Cleaning Garage Door

Clean the garage door often – it’s a simple process. Gently brush off any dirt and wipe down the door with a mild detergent and water solution. Do this at least once a year, or more often if dirt builds up quickly in your area.

Inspecting for Damage

Finally, regularly inspect your door for damage like dents or scratches. These can be easily fixed in most cases if you pick them up early, but they can be much tougher if you let them sit and get deeper. If there are deep cracks, consider replacing those panels rather than replacing the whole door.

To learn more about wooden garage doors, or to find out about any of our garage door service options, speak to the pros at Price’s Guaranteed Doors today.